Penolakan Israel terhadap Bantuan Kemanusiaan WCC-EAPPI

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Submitted: 2018-12-28
Published: 2018-12-12
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The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an institution that accommodates Christian unity
throughout the world. WCC brings together churches, denominations and church fellowships
in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing more than 500
million Christians. As a religious organization, WCC has a program that focuses on
humanitarian assistance, named Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel
(EAPPI). But since 2016, this WCC-EAPPI’s humanitarian assistance has been refused by
Israel. This refusal resulted in many losses especially for conflict victims. This research aims
to find out the reasons for Israel thatrefuses the existence of WCC-EAPPI humanitarian
assistance. By using aspects of the humanitarian diplomacy concepts, it can be explained by
the reason that Israel refused WCC-EAPPI humanitarian assistance. In this refusal, it is
inseparable from the perspective, performance and principles of the WCC-EAPPI itself. The
suitability of WCC-EAPPI activities with humanitarian diplomacy aspects deserves to be
highlighted in explaining the refusal obtained from Israel

Keywords

humanitarian assistance, refusal, conflict victims, WCC-EAPPI, Israel-Palestine

  1. Aviarma Yuanto 
    Departemen Hubungan Internasional, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
  2. Ika Riswanti Putranti 
    Departemen Hubungan Internasional, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia